Young Adult Book Event

Phillip Hoose - ATTUCKS!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City

Event date: 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Please join us when National Book Award-winning author, musician, conservationist, and now New Orleanian Phil Hoose comes to present and sign his new book, ATTUCKS!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City.

The true story of the all-black high school basketball team that broke the color barrier in segregated 1950s Indiana, masterfully told by National Book Award winner Phil Hoose.

 

L. C. Matherne - MYSTERY SCHOOL - book launch

Event date: 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street

Please join us for a reading and signing with L.C. Matherne celebrating the launch of her debut YA novel, MYSTERY SCHOOL.

Estrella Chavez, now almost fifteen, vows vengeance for the brutal assassination of her father, Victor, the indigenous leader of an eco-labor revolution. Estrella was just a baby..

These twelve years later, the Revolution forgotten, Linda, Estrella’s aristocratic, fallen mother, and Kit Hamilton, Linda’s best friend and the richest woman in the world, force Estrella to go to boarding school with the very families that killed her father. Estrella doesn’t know that part. Estrella doesn’t know a lot. She doesn’t know about the Spirit War, the Angelai, the Demonai, the Remundus, the Proletum, the will of the Water, the Crystal Caves, the Alkaline Code, or the wolves.  Not yet.

Octavia Books Presents An Evening with Marissa Meyer - ARCHENEMIES

Event date: 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Academy of the Sacred Heart's Nims Fine Arts Center, 4301 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

Please join us for a special evening with bestselling Young Adult author Marissa Meyer when she comes to New Orleans to launch her exciting new book, ARCHENEMIES.

It's going to be a blast. We'll have an author presentation, trivia, face painting, and other fun activities throughout the evening.

Come dressed as your favorite Marissa Meyer character. And brush up on your RENEGADES and LUNAR CHRONICLES trivia for chances to win prizes.

 

 

Please purchase your tickets  here now. Each ticket admits one and will be exchanged for one free copy of ARCHENEMIES. You will have the opportunity to meet Marissa Meyer and have her sign your book.

 

Tiffany Brownlee - WRONG IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS

Event date: 

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Please join us for the launch of debut YA author Tiffany Smith's WRONG IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS.

An attraction between foster-siblings sets fire to forbidden love in this contemporary YA debut re-imagining of Wuthering Heights.

Everything in Emma's life has always gone according to her very careful plans. But things take a turn toward the unexpected when she falls in love for the first time with the one person in the world who’s off-limitsher new foster brother, the gorgeous and tormented Dylan McAndrews.

Claire Legrand - FURYBORN

Event date: 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Come meet author Claire Legrand when she presents and signs her highly anticipated YA novel, FURYBORN. This stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.
 

6 YA Author Panel: Carolyn Mackler - The Universe is Expanding and So Am I; Sarah Crossan - Moonrise; Brandy Colbert - Little & Lion; Emily XR Pan - The Astonishing Color of After; Jay Coles - Tyler Johnson Was Here; Monica Hesse - Girl in the Blue Coat

Event date: 

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us for a super fun panel of six Young Adult book authors discussing their recent book including:

  • Carolyn Mackler, The Universe is Expanding and So Am I
  • Sarah Crossan, Moonrise
  • Brandy Colbert, Little & Lion
  • Emily XR Pan, The Astonishing Color of After
  • Jay Coles, Tyler Johnson Was Here
  • Monica Hesse, Girl in the Blue Coat

Following the discussion, and signing books, the authors will be raffling off a tote of books and ARCs of forthcoming titles.

Mark Oshiro - ANGER IS A GIFT - in Conversation w / Daniel Jose Older

Event date: 

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us for a special event with debut YA author and Hugo nominated writer Mark Oshiro featuring his book ANGER IS A GIFT. He will be "in conversation" with author Daniel Jose Older (Shadowshaper Cypher).

Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media' s vilification of his father and lack of accountability on part the Oakland PD has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals by the Oakland PD stationed in their school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration. When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.

"Hot Summer Nights" YA Author Tour featuring Sarah Mlynowski, Jodi Lynn Anderson, Adele Griffin and Morgan Matson

Event date: 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

YA book authors Sarah Mlynowski (I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE), Jodi Lynn Anderson, (MIDNIGHT AT THE ELECTRIC), Adele Griffin, (BE TRUE TO ME), and Morgan Matson, (THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING), are traveling the South on a "Hot Summer Nights Tour." Please join us of an exciting evening as Elizabeth Kahn, Library Media Specialist for Patrick F. Taylor School, moderates this awesome panel.

“BOLDLY BOOKISH” YA Author Tour featuring Tara Altebrando, Sarah Tolcser, Emery Lord, and Brigid Kemmerer

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us for Bloomsbury Publishing’s “Boldly Bookish” YA Author Tour! Featuring Tara Altebrando, THE POSSIBLE (Avail. 6/6); Sarah Tolcser, SONG OF THE CURRENT (Avail. 6/6); Emery Lord, THE NAMES THEY GAVE US; and Brigid Kemmerer, LETTERS TO THE LOST. A psychological suspense; a battle with fate; a story of loss, love, faith, and friendship; a graveside letter-inspired romance… you won’t want to miss this wonderful evening of discussion!

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